Vogel Announces More Than $730,000 for Community Improvement Projects in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties

HARRISBURG – Sen. Elder Vogel, Jr. (R-47) today announced more than $730,000 in state grants have been awarded for seven community improvement projects in Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties.

“Creating or improving recreational opportunities helps further enrich our communities and provides places where our residents and travelers can enjoy outdoor activities,” said Vogel. “I’m glad to see these projects will benefit from this funding and know they will add to the revitalization of our area.”

The following projects are being funded with grants from the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program which is funded through Act 13 of 2012’s Marcellus Shale Fund:

Beaver County

  • Ambridge Borough received $125,000 for the PJ Caul Park project.
  • Borough of Monaca received $74,000 for the Central Valley Girls Youth softball field renovations at John Antoline Park.
  • Brighton Township received $75,000 for the Baycura land acquisition and $100,000 for Phase II of the Two-Mile Run Trails.
  • Midland Borough received $240,000 for the Midland swimming pool improvements.

Butler County

  • Jackson Township received $75,000 for the Evergreen Mill Road/Seneca Valley School Campus Bridge project.

Lawrence County

  • The Salvation Army received $41,386 for the Salvation Army Camp Allegheny.

The funding was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, an independent agency of the Department of Community and Economic Development that administers many of Pennsylvania’s economic development and community improvement programs. The funds come from the impact fees paid by natural gas developers.


CONTACT: Abby Chiumento, 717-787-3076

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